Donkey circus

One of the advantages of siting my vegetable garden in the centre of the donkeys’ field is that it creates a natural ‘circus’ and encourages them to run around the field for exercise.  The vet came last Saturday to do the anti-parasite treatment for them.  Rubi certainly seemed to be affected by worms and she had seemed very slow in her movements.  She refused to go for a walk recently too.  After the treatment she seems to have perked up.  The race around the field is great fun, but as seen in the film, I nearly got knocked over!

The braying at the beginning of the video was added on later. The only braying comes from Morris usually, and that’s not much more than a glorified squeak. Interesting to see Matilde fussing over Rubi’s foal Morris at the beginning of this sequence, while her own foal Aitana trots along behind.


About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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One Response to Donkey circus

  1. fizzypilgrim says:

    Stunning. I am hooked. These animals make you live.

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